Thus began an experiment. I
So I told DH that I wanted to look for a used road bike--more for the shorter training rides, and a chance to keep up with the Monkeys, especially on the hills. We were fortunately able to find a really nice older Specialized Roubaix for a nice price here in DFW.
I will be adding a set of Profile Design Aerobars to the bike--not for speed, but for a chance to get off my hands totally and rest on my elbows/forearms. I used them in the past, and they really do help.
It's fun being back on a DF bike. I did 22 miles on it Saturday, and 32 miles yesterday. It's been over a decade since I rode that far on a DF! (I've been exclusively recumbent since 2011, and have lots of bent miles.) I still want a Schlitter Encore, and will likely get one late in the year, after DH gets his. But until then, I plan to ride both the Giro, and the Roubaix. Maybe the 'cross training' in riding styles will make me a stronger rider.